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As government and public officials have challenged our public school systems to rise up, educational leaders have been challenged along with them. This means that educational leadership training for the 21st century must reflect the educational reform that has placed greater emphasis on teaching and learning. Mississippi College's School of Education has accepted that challenge.
To provide the exceptional leadership required in schools, Mississippi College offers a variety of M.Ed. programs, including the Master of Education in Teaching Arts. Many graduates go beyond teaching to pursue careers in technology, assessment, diversity, law and public policy and collaboration.
Mississippi College’s Teacher Education and Leadership department offers unique programs at the Master's degree level, designed for those who want to become instructors in specialized fields, like teaching arts. These programs emphasize the six dimensions of leadership – personal/interpersonal, instructional, organizational, resource, political and informational – while integrating seminars, practicums and internships into the curriculum. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide exceptional educational leadership immediately at all levels. If you’re looking for teacher training in Mississippi, consider Mississippi College’s Master of Education in Teaching Arts program.
Students at both undergraduate and graduate levels of the program far surpass the MDE requirement of an 80% pass rate of the appropriate Praxis II scores, with recent graduate scores at or approaching 100%.
Each of the teaching programs in Mississippi College’s Department of Teacher Education and Leadership follows the same admissions guidelines. In addition to meeting the general admissions requirements for Mississippi College’s Graduate School, students must meet the requirements for a Master of Education in Teaching Arts degree.
Mississippi College, and in particular the Teacher Education and Leadership faculty and staff, focus on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement and an interest in educational leadership.
Mississippi College understands that working adults are often juggling multiple responsibilities every day. Whether those responsibilities include a full-time job, children, school activities or other extracurricular activities, Mississippi College is dedicated to making education easier for you. That is why the graduate education programs in Mississippi College’s Teacher Education and Leadership department are offered in the evenings, as well as some online opportunities.
If you are interested in online education programs at colleges in Mississippi, contact us today for more information.
Mississippi College partners with students on a path to an administrative education specialty by helping them explore career opportunities in the teaching arts field.
Those pursuing a teaching arts degree can be prepared to take on leadership roles in a wide range of educational settings immediately following successful completion of the teaching arts program. Graduates can go on to roles in a variety of other fields too, including:
The current outlook for teaching arts jobs includes an average teaching arts degree salary of $87,760.
For more teaching arts career information, visit our Career Services department.
Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.